Dimmitt Chevrolet awarded 2015 Chevrolet Dealer of the Year

Steve Hill, Chevrolet vice president of U.S. Sales, Lawrence Dimmitt III, owner of Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater, Fla., Alan Batey, Chevrolet executive vice president & president, North America, and Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. Photo provided by Chevrolet.
Steve Hill, Chevrolet vice president of U.S. Sales, Lawrence Dimmitt III, owner of Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater, Fla., Alan Batey, Chevrolet executive vice president & president, North America, and Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. Photo provided by Chevrolet.

From left: Steve Hill, Chevrolet vice president of U.S. Sales, Lawrence Dimmitt III, owner of Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater, Fla., Alan Batey, Chevrolet executive vice president & president of North America, and Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet pose for a photo after Dimmitt Chevrolet is awarded the 2015 Chevrolet Dealer of the Year award in the GM Design Dome in Warren, Michigan. Photo provided by Chevrolet.

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater, Florida received the 2015 Chevrolet Dealer of the Year award last Tuesday for their continued excellence of service throughout the year.

The Chevrolet Dealer of the Year award is reserved for a select few outstanding Chevrolet dealerships each year. Dealerships selected for the award display exceptional performance in delivering superior customer service while consistently growing sales.

Out of more than 3,000 Chevrolet dealerships, only 50 dealers qualified to receive this prestigious award according to General Motors Co.

“This award is truly the pinnacle of success within the Chevrolet family and we are thrilled to be named Chevrolet Dealer of the Year,” said Lawrence Dimmitt IV, owner of Dimmitt Chevrolet. “While we are thankful for the recognition, we could not have done this without the amazing team of people who work so hard to make sure our customers are exceedingly satisfied.”

Since founding the dealership, the Dimmitt family has continued to play an important role in its day-to-day operations. The family has always been involved and can be seen on the showroom floor working alongside their employees.

How Google’s search shake-up can affect your SEO

TAMPA, Fla. – Judge Public Relations is advising businesses on upcoming 2016 Google search algorithm changes to make sure they are prepared.

Google tweaks its search algorithms hundreds of times per year and in 2016 the company is planning to unveil several major updates that will greatly affect search rankings. Search rankings are an essential component in driving website traffic and businesses are likely to experience a sizeable drop in organic users if they are unprepared for the changes.

Google has already begun rolling out several changes to its search engine for 2016. This includes removing pay-per-click advertisements from the right-hand side of its search results and increasing the use of Google Knowledge Graphs.

Many of the upcoming changes to Google’s algorithm are shrouded in mystery and industry experts are unsure when they will begin rolling out, however Judge Public Relations is providing the following tips to help businesses prepare their websites before new Google changes take effect.

  • Rise of Mobile Search: One year ago Google debuted its first algorithm update exclusively for mobile search results. This algorithm promoted websites that had been made mobile friendly and penalized those that were not. This event was coined by SEO experts as “Mobilegeddon” due to its wide-reaching effect on many websites worldwide. According to Google, mobile search will equate to over half of all searches in 2016 and it is vital for websites to include responsive, mobile friendly features.
  • A More Responsive Penguin: The first version of Google’s Penguin search algorithm was implemented in April 2012 and was designed to combat link buying and other forms of SEO manipulation. In 2016 Google will make this algorithm much smarter and faster. Linking to websites will be measured in real time making it more important for webmasters to monitor and manage linking to and from their website. To avoid being penalized website moderators need to review their website’s link profile regularly, making sure to remove or disavow bad links from unrepeatable domains.
  • Secure Sites Get a Boost: Websites that utilize HTTPS, a secured form of HTTP, should expect a sizeable boost in their website ranking in 2016. Google has indicated that encrypted websites such as those that are HTTPS-enabled will be seen more favorably in their search algorithms. This trend will likely increase as time goes on and websites still using HTTP should consider changing by the end of 2016.

“Having a sturdy website that is rich in content and media is extremely important for every kind of business,” said James Judge, president and founder of Judge Public Relations. “Unfortunately, algorithm changes like these can sabotage the hours of work put into a website practically overnight. We wanted to make sure our clients and other businesses are ready for these changes before they take effect.”

Dimmitt Chevrolet earns one of Tampa Bay’s best places to work for second year

Dimmitt LogoCLEARWATER, Fla. – For the second consecutive year Dimmitt Chevrolet was named one of Tampa Bay’s top 100 places to work by the Tampa Bay Times.

This year Dimmitt Chevrolet earned fifth place among area small businesses according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Dimmitt Chevrolet and the other 99 honorees were selected by a survey of over 30,000 employees in the Tampa Bay area. The 92-year-old dealership has been a staple in the Tampa Bay community for nearly a century and employs 120 people.

“Being named two years in a row as one of the best employers in Tampa Bay is an honor, one that we are thrilled to receive,” said Scott Collore, general manager of Dimmitt Chevrolet. “It is really a testament to our continued commitment of excellence to our employees, customers and community.”

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution, and connection.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a tbt-top-workplaces-2016Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees.”

Job seekers interested in joining the Dimmitt Chevrolet family are encouraged to stop by the dealership to fill out an application.

Over 50 non-profits helped by company making .50-caliber ‘Bottle Breacher’

TUCSON, Ariz. –  Owners, employees and even customers of Bottle Breacher, a nationally recognized manufacturer of bottle openers made from dummy ammunition, put their best feet forward when they saw organizations and people in need.

The Arizona-based company worked with over 50 different organizations in 2015, such as The Eagle Fund, Wishes for Warriors, Los Angeles Bomb Squad, Chris Kyle Memorial & Benefit Auction, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona and many more.

Throughout 2015, the company owner, Eli Crane, ensured they gave back when and where they could.  Bottle Breacher is veteran-owned, and currently has a 25 percent veteran hire rate.  They continually work with their local communities, veteran’s organizations and other communities nationwide.

“Giving back and taking care of others is something we do humbly and thankfully with the assistance of a successful business,” said Crane. “For all those who aren’t sure who to support and want to support one of our partners, they can buy The Eagle Fund or Wishes for Warriors Bottle Breachers and 100% of the proceeds go back to the non-profit.”P1134946__40915.1454959415.1280.1280 (1)

The company, which was founded by Eli Crane, a former Navy SEAL and his wife Jen, focuses heavily on employing veterans and has experienced significant growth this past year. As they continue to grow, they will be continuing to support the charities which align best with their mission.

“We will always ensure we focus on the mission at hand,” explained Crane. “Many business owners focus on the cash part of the business, but here at Bottle Breacher, we always say, ‘If Cash is King, Having a Mission is Queen’.”

For more information on all the different Bottle Breachers and gear available, please visit www.bottlebreacher.com

About Bottle Breacher
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Bottle Breacher is a veteran-owned company providing hand crafted 50 Caliber bottle openers made by active duty service members and veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher previously used 50-Caliber ammunition to defend their country while down range, and now they use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Open your next cold one in style.